The last two years I gave up and simply put every single ornament I owned on the tree. It was really kind of ironic that with such a mix of styles and eras, it actually worked.
This year I decided to be ruthless and decided that if it wasn't red, gold, white, or clear, it wasn't going on the tree. Period. So this is what I ended up with.
The daytime version:
I know my prim friends must be disappointed, but Hubby refuses to let me go too rustic in my decorating, even at Christmas. Still, I snuck in pine cones wherever I could...
Here are some of the ornaments that made the cut. Some were picked because they were pretty:
Some were chosen for their texture:
Some for their simplicity:
And others for the memories:
Rather than an angel or a star at the top of our tree, I like a simple shimmery bow:
Add a poinsettia with a Christmas pick:
And some vintage Christmas sheet music, plus a handpainted nutcracker-style box:
And it feels like Christmas!
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